Prof Sara B Hobolt
Sutherland Chair in European Institutions
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7580
Sara Hobolt is Sutherland Chair in European Institutions at the European Institute. Previously, she has held posts at the University of Oxford and the University of Michigan. She holds an honorary professorship in political science at the University of Southern Denmark and she is associate member of Nuffield College, Oxford. She has published extensively on European Union politics, elections and referendums. Her book Europe in Question: Referendums on European Integration (Oxford University Press, 2009) was awarded the Best Book prize by the European Union Studies Association in 2010. In 2011, she was awarded the APSA emerging scholar award for her contribution to the field of elections, public opinion and voting behaviour. She was the 2012 winner of the Nils Kim prize, awarded by the Ludvig Holberg Memorial Fund to a young Nordic researcher who has made an outstanding contribution in the social sciences and humanities. She is Vice Chair of the European Election Studies (EES), an EU-wide project studying voters, parties, candidates and the media in European Parliamentary elections.
Her research interests include European Union politics, political behaviour (particularly elections and referendums), public opinion, comparative European politics, and quantitative methods in political science. She is currently completing a book on voters' attribution of responsibility in the EU, Blaming Europe? Attribution of Responsibility in the European Union, forthcoming with Oxford University Press.
(see also: www.hobolt.com)
Hobolt, Sara and James Tilley (2013) Blaming Europe? Attribution of Responsibility in the European Union, Oxford University Press, forthcoming
Karp, Jeffrey and Sara B. Hobolt (2010) Voters and Coalition Governments. Electoral Studies, 2010, 29(3)
Hobolt, Sara B. and Mark Franklin (2011) Electoral Democracy in the European Union . Electoral Studies, 30(1)
Hobolt, Sara (2009) Europe in Question: Referendums on European Integration, Oxford University Press, 2009.
Hobolt, Sara B, Tilley, James (2014), 'Who's in Charge? Voter Attribution of Responsibility in the European Union', Comparative Political Studies, forthcoming September 2014
Hobolt, Sara B., Tilley, James, Banducci, Susan A (2012) 'Clarity of Responsibility: How government cohesion conditions performance voting', European Journal of Poltical Research, forthcoming
Hobolt, Sara B and Tilley, James and Wittrock, Jill (2012)' Listening to the government: how information shapes responsibility attributions', Political Behavior, forthcoming
Hobolt, Sara B and Spoon, Jae-Jae (2012), 'Motivating the European voter: parties, issues and campaigns in European Parliament elections', European Journal of Poltical Research, 51, 6, 701-727.
De Vries, Catherine and Sara B. Hobolt (2012) 'When Dimensions Collide: The Electoral Success of Issue Entrepreneurs', European Union Politics, 13(2) 246-268.
Hobolt, Sara B. (2012) 'Citizens satisfaction with democracy in the European Union', Journal of Common Market Studies , 50(1); 88-105.
Hobolt, Sara B. (2012) 'Public Opinion and Integration' in Erik Jones, Anand Menon and Stephen Weatherill (eds) The Oxford Handbook of the European Union, Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
Hobolt, Sara B. and Bjorn Hoyland (2011) 'Selection and Sanctioning in European Parliamentary Elections' . British Journal of Political Science, 41: 477-498
Hobolt, Sara B., Wouter van der Brug, Claes H. De Vreese, and Hajo G. Boomgaarden, (2011) 'Religious Intolerance and Euroscepticism'. European Union Politics, 12 (3) 359-379
Tilley, James and Sara B. Hobolt (2011) 'Is the government to blame? An experimental test of how partisanship shapes perceptions of performance and responsibility'. The Journal of Politics, 73(2), 1-15.
Hobolt, Sara B. and Jill Wittrock (2011) 'The second-order election model revisited: An experimental test of vote choices in European Parliament elections', Electoral Studies , 30 (1), 29-40.
Hobolt, Sara B. and Mark Franklin (2011) 'The legacy of lethargy: How elections to the European Parliament depress turnout', Electoral Studies, 30 (1), 67-76.
Hobolt, Sara B. and Sylvain Brouard (2010) 'Contesting the European Union? Why the Dutch and the French Rejected the European Constitution', Political Research Quarterly, March 2010.
Hobolt, Sara B. and Jeffrey Karp (2010) 'Voters and Coalition Governments'. Electoral Studies 29(3): 299-307.
Fisher, Stephen and Sara B. Hobolt (2010) 'Coalition Governments and Electoral Accountability', Electoral Studies 29(3): 358-369.
van der Brug, Wouter, Sara B. Hobolt and Claes de Vreese (2009) 'Religion and Party Choice in Europe', West European Politics , 32(6): 1266-1283.
Hobolt, Sara B. and Patrick Leblond (2009) 'Is My Crown Better than Your Euro? Exchange Rates and Public Opinion on the European Single Currency', European Union Politics, 10(2): 209-232.
Hobolt, Sara B., Jae-Jae Spoon and James Tilley (2009) 'A vote against Europe? Explaining defection at the 1999 and 2004 European Parliament elections', British Journal of Political Science , 39(1): 93-115.
Green, Jane and Sara B. Hobolt (2008) 'Owning the Issue Agenda: Party Strategies and Vote Choices in British Elections', Electoral Studies, 27: 460-476.
Hobolt, Sara B. and Robert Klemmensen (2008) 'Government Responsiveness and Political Competition in Comparative Perspective'. Comparative Political Studies , 41: 309-337
Klemmensen, Robert, Sara B. Hobolt and Martin Ejnar Hansen (2007) ''Estimating policy positions using political texts: An evaluation of the Wordscores approach', Electoral Studies , 26:746-755.
Hobolt, Sara B. (2007) 'Taking Cues on Europe? Voter Competence and Party Endorsements in Referendums on European Integration'. European Journal of Political Research, 46(2): 151-182.
Hobolt, Sara B. (2006) 'How Parties Affect Vote Choice in European Integration Referendums'. Party Politics , 12(5): 623-47.
Hobolt, Sara B. (2006) 'Direct Democracy and European Integration', Journal of European Public Policy 13(1): 153-166.
Hobolt, Sara B. and Robert Klemmensen (2005) 'Responsive Government? Public Opinion and Policy Preferences in Britain and Denmark', Political Studies 53: 379-402.
Hobolt, Sara B. (2005) 'When Europe Matters: The Impact of Political Information on Voting Behaviour in EU Referendums', Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties 15(1):85-110.
EU410 Interdisciplinary Research Methods and Design
EU421 Policy-Making in the European Union